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  • Ireland - the land of s**t broadband and pipe dreams [Opinion] - Digital Times | Digital Times
    on about the importance of high speed broadband for business and creating business However most people feel let down and angry The average broadband speed in Ireland is SH1T3Mb which is far less than the average speed in the average EU country The moon has higher broadband speeds than most of rural Ireland This is true The moon Now we hear that the ESB and Vodafone will spend a few quid about 450 million building a 100 fibre to the building broadband network The network will supposedly deliver speeds of between 200Mb and 1 000Mb which would be good It sounds delicious All that fibre drools Vodafone says the new fibre will be laid on the ESB s existing underground and overground network Essentially the aim is to pipe the speed directly to home or business At long last we hear you cry However only 500 000 premises in 50 towns will get the initial roll out Again we hear from the usual suspects that this will help regional areas to compete more effectively for investment and jobs and SMEs to work and reach new markets and customers blah blah blah etc When we see it matey When we see it The ESB and Vodafone say anytime between 2015 and 2018 it should have reached its initial target of towns and homes Who knows if it will ever happen though We ve heard it all before It s actually 10Mb which is slower than an elephant on roller skates trying to clamber up Croke Patrick for an auld pray Related posts Ireland s first 1 000Mb fibre broadband residential area Claremorris to become Ireland s fastest town UPC takes top prize at the uSwitch ie Broadband Awards uSwitch ie launches Irish broadband awards Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/ireland-the-land-of-st-broadband-and-pipe-dreams/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Facebook’s ‘Deepface’ is darkly interesting - Digital Times | Digital Times
    interesting fruits Deepface a software developed by Facebook researchers can now detect an individual person in different photos regardless of the lighting the person s hairstyle makeup and even the date the photo was taken It has a 97 25 accuracy rate The human mind generally has a 97 53 accuracy rate What this means in simple terms is that Deepface is now nearly as accurate as the human mind in terms of facial recognition It s a smart robot How Deepface will be used in the future is a matter of contention but it exists and the simple fact is if your photos are on any social networks particularly Facebook you may soon have no place to hide Here s a deeper techy article on Deepface called DeepFace Closing the Gap to Human Level Performance in Face Verification Related posts 10 ways Facebook changed the world in 10 years Trustev on top of the world at SXSW Facebook Paper looks like Twitter crossed with Flipboard Would you trust the Bank of Facebook face com Facebook facial recognition smart robots Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark on Follow Mark on twitter Follow Mark on facebook Follow Mark on linkedin

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/facebooks-deepface-recognition-tool-is-as-smart-as-the-average-human/ (2016-02-11)
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  • An app with 100 of the best cycle routes in Ireland - Digital Times | Digital Times
    majority of cyclists are law abiding citizens who obey the rules of the road and cycle for pleasure and fitness While most drivers have the RAGE against the two wheeled machine it s largely due to the inadequate cycling infrastructure laid down for the bicycle classes Bikes should have their own lanes and highways However cycle routes are getting better and cycling is growing at a phenomenal rate thanks Eamon With this in mind Cycle Ireland has just launched an app iPhone Android The Cycle Ireland App features 100 of the most scenic routes in the country passing many of Ireland s top attractions and covering 6 800 kilometres Photos videos and route descriptions can be viewed on the Cycleireland ie website and on the app is how the developers describe it The app also provides an opportunity to exploit Ireland s massive untapped potential as a cycling destination says Cycle Ireland Bord Fáilte is actively targeting a potential market of 20 million cycle tourists and it is estimated that approximately 170 000 cycling enthusiasts and tourists will visit Ireland s countryside this year A downside of the app is that it s a tad pricey At 4 99 it is likely to attract a niche audience rather than a widespread one If Cycle Ireland wants tourists to buy the app a suggested price of 0 99 would get better download results Related posts An app for cyclists planning routes around Dublin Ireland s entire public transport system now on Google Maps App Cycle Ireland Cycling navigation Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark on Follow Mark on twitter Follow Mark on facebook Follow Mark on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/cycle-ireland-launches-app-with-100-of-the-best-routes-in-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Stress at work and looking after workers in stress | Digital Times
    make happy companies and stress at work often is by and large detrimental to a company s bottom line Stress at work is no good for anyone The social enterprise MyMind is calling on businesses to place a greater focus on the mental wellbeing of their employees MyMind will hold a free information session for businesses on its workplace initiative MyMind at Work on Thursday 20th November at 8am in No 25 Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2 Research has shown that stress is one of the highest reported work related health issues in Europe By investing in the mental well being of their employees businesses will benefit by increasing productivity through better stress management and enhancing employee performance says Tess Brady project manager at MyMind The MyMind at Work initiative will through workshops and seminars give employees the tools they need to better manage stress and to promote resilience and wellbeing Typical topics covered in our workshops include mindfulness dealing with major lifestyle changes and interpersonal communication thus increasing staff morale and making the workplace a more positive and beneficial environment for both employers and employees Businesses wishing to attend the information session are asked to contact MyMind by emailing office mymind org or calling 076 680 1060 Related posts More Irish expect to work outside the office in the future Time spent on social media by employees is falling 99designs launches Irish site for affordable graphic design work Google is the most desired place to work in Ireland Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/stress-at-work/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Online education service ALISON wins international award - Digital Times | Digital Times
    and exceptional impact on education through innovation ALISON which stands for Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online built an education and training model that allows all learning assessment testing and verification service to be accessed by anyone anywhere for free The founder of the service Mike Feerick is a serial social entrepreneur ASHOKA Fellow and Harvard MBA There is a lot of hype about free learning worldwide but clearly the sustained strength growth and popularity of ALISON is what is earning us the recognition as one of the true leaders for the future of global education he says ALISON will receive its prize at the 2013 WISE Summit in Doha at the end of October Related posts Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to sponsor Irish mobile health conference 10 great apps for college students ALISON e learning online education Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/irish-online-education-service-alison-wins-international-award/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Guest Writer, Author at Digital Times - Page 3 of 6 | Digital Times - Part 3
    entire collection of Catholic parish registers online News By Guest Writer December 2 2014 20 of Irish businesses not confident in using social media Selling online By Guest Writer December 1 2014 Digital Marketing Institute continues global expansion Selling online By Guest Writer November 13 2014 Science Week Ireland the main events and venues News By Guest Writer November 11 2014 Online advertising in Ireland reaches 130m mobile is worth 37m Selling online By Guest Writer October 30 2014 IAB Mobile Connect October 30 The Guinness Storehouse Selling online By Guest Writer October 21 2014 DCU students storm to victory in programming competition New Ideas By Guest Writer October 9 2014 Three Irish girls win the 2014 Google Science Fair News By Guest Writer September 23 2014 Salesforce launches Xcelerate a new start up community event Growing your business By Guest Writer September 17 2014 Ireland s first Hardware Hackathon Weekend New Ideas By Guest Writer September 12 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/author/guest-writer/page/3/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Guest Writer, Author at Digital Times - Page 4 of 6 | Digital Times - Part 4
    deals site to online marketplace Mobile Sites Apps Selling online By Guest Writer August 27 2014 Can you plan for your digital afterlife News By Guest Writer August 27 2014 20 best tech blogs of 2014 News By Guest Writer August 25 2014 The latest forces driving social media Growing your business Selling online By Guest Writer August 12 2014 5 food apps that can change the way you eat Mobile Sites Apps By Guest Writer July 31 2014 New Irish crowdfunding platform iCrowdFund ie launches Raise Money By Guest Writer July 28 2014 An affordable website solution from Squarespace Build a site By Guest Writer July 25 2014 Visa s V me digital wallet coming soon Build a site New Ideas By Guest Writer July 17 2014 StatCounter s new tool for search marketers Growing your business By Guest Writer July 15 2014 The Dark Net doesn t need good light to grow News By Guest Writer June 26 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/author/guest-writer/page/4/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Guest Writer, Author at Digital Times - Page 5 of 6 | Digital Times - Part 5
    real world problems New Ideas By Guest Writer June 5 2014 Sockies14 to unveil Sock Walk for guests to show off their socks Selling online By Guest Writer June 4 2014 Dell builds free Special Olympics Ireland app Mobile Sites Apps By Guest Writer June 4 2014 Coder ninjas compete to be the coolest New Ideas By Guest Writer June 3 2014 NCAD students rock prestigious UK design competition New Ideas By Guest Writer May 30 2014 Venture to the debauched city of Mahagonny Selling online By Guest Writer May 29 2014 Would you travel in a Google car with no driver Build a site New Ideas By Guest Writer May 28 2014 Dive into the Serpent s Lair using Oculus Rift Growing your business By Guest Writer May 21 2014 Buzzsaw hacks PR buzzwords out of press releases Growing your business New Ideas By Guest Writer May 20 2014 10 start ups wanted for NDRC LaunchPad 10 New Ideas Raise Money By Guest Writer May 16 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/author/guest-writer/page/5/ (2016-02-11)
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